DALABA: SOL d'EXIL (House of Miriam Makeba)

19.02.2019 | por martalanca | ângela ferreira

Affective Utopia I Kadist Paris

Avec Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck, Luis Camnitzer, Ângela Ferreira, Alfredo Jaar, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Grada Kilomba, Reynier Leyva Novo et Paulo Nazareth*

KADIST invite Mónica de Miranda et Bruno Leitão, fondateurs et directeurs de Hangar, un centre de recherche artistique situé à Graça (Lisbonne) pour une résidence curatoriale et une exposition.

Développée sur trois chapitres, l’exposition Affective Utopia abordera les questions et les défis relatifs à la production de connaissances artistiques et de pratiques curatoriales en regard des tensions et conflits générés par les problématiques Sud/Nord, des divisions géographiques, de l’assimilation culturelle et du besoin urgent de décoloniser les pratiques curatoriales et artistiques. 

Les artistes de l’exposition abordent différentes façons de penser et d’interpréter la notion d’utopie dans l’art contemporain. Le concept d’utopie implique deux notions liées bien que contradictoires : d’une part l’aspiration à un monde meilleur,  d’autre part le fait qu’elle n’existe dans nos imaginaires seulement qu’à travers les fictions inventées par les artistes. Affective Utopia réfléchit à cette ambivalence et pose la question de comment l’art peut être un outil de réflexion critique sur ses propres processus de socialisation et ses liens avec les concepts géographiques affectifs d’appartenance, d’origine et de diaspora.

Inviter une structure artistique en résidence permet d’expérimenter le déplacement de pratiques contextuelles pour offrir de nouvelles perspectives à des discussions ayant lieu à Paris et à l’international.

A Lisbonne, Hangar conçoit ses expositions comme des espaces d’engagement avec le public afin de depasser sa condition de spectateur, à travers des stratégies génératrices de sociabilité. Les fondateurs de Hangar souhaitent délocaliser cette approche à Paris le temps de l’exposition, en proposant un programme de rencontres en dialogue avec le public dans un autre contexte. 

Hangar est à la fois un espace d’exposition, de recherche et de résidences d’artistes. C’est également un centre éducatif qui organise des temps de discussion dans le but d’unifier les lieux géographiques et de stimuler le développement de pratiques artistiques et théoriques. Hangar cherche à développer des projets artistiques interdisciplinaires qui se concentrent sur la ville de Lisbonne en tant que scène centrale pour la culture contemporaine. La programmation artistique est tournée vers les problématiques Sud/Nord prenant comme référence la position spécifique de cette ville, carrefour géographique ainsi qu’historique.

*Les artistes de l’exposition à KADIST ont tous travaillé avec Hangar à Lisbonne à travers des résidences, des conférences ou des expositions.

With: Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck, Luis Camnitzer, Ângela Ferreira, Alfredo Jaar, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Grada Kilomba, Reynier Leyva Novo
and Paulo Nazareth*

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KADIST invites Mónica de Miranda and Bruno Leitão, founders and directors of Hangar, an artistic research center located in Graça, Lisbon, for an art-space residency and exhibition.

Developed over three chapters, the exhibition Affective Utopia will approach questions and challenges relative to the production of knowledge in the arts and curatorial practices: a reflection on the tensions and conflicts generated by South/North issues, geographic divisions, cultural assimilation and the urgent need for decolonization of thought in curatorial processes and artistic production.

The artists in this exhibition discuss the different ways of thinking and performing utopia in contemporary art from a broad range of angles. The concept of utopia entails two related but contradictory perceptions: the aspiration to a better world, and the acknowledgement that its form may only ever live in our imaginations through the artists’ fictional reconstructions of reality. Affective Utopia reflects this general ambivalence, but it also poses the question of how art can be a tool for critical reflection of one’s own socialization process and to one´s connections to affective geographic concepts of belonging, origin and diaspora.

The purpose of the art-space residency is to experiment with delocalizing context relevant practices in order to offer new perspectives on discussions happening in Paris, and internationally. 

Hangar in Lisbon produces exhibitions as spaces of action for public engagement beyond spectatorship and through strategies that produce sociality. 

Delocalized at KADIST during the time of this exhibition, Bruno Leitão and Mónica de Miranda’s project will reframe this approach towards public engagement in another context and towards another audience. 

Hangar is comprised of a center of exhibitions, artistic residencies, and artistic studies. It is also a center of education, talks and conversations that unify geographic locations and stimulate the development of artistic and theoretical practices. It seeks to organize and produce the development of artistic inter-disciplinary projects and visual arts projects that focus on Lisbon as a central backdrop for contemporary culture. Hangar’s artistic program is focused on South/North problematics, taking from the specific position that Lisbon occupies both geographically as well historically.

*The artists in the exhibition have all worked with Hangar in Lisbon through residencies, talks or exhibitions.

Vernissage : le vendredi 8 février 2019
Opening on Friday, February 8, 2019Les chapitres / chapters:
1 — Concrete Utopia 
09.02 — 03.03 Avec / with Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck, Ângela Ferreira, Kiluanji Kia Henda
2 —Art as a Critical Tool 07.03 — 24.03 Avec / with Luis Camnitzer, Alfredo Jaar,Reynier Leyva Novo
3 —The Body as a Political Tool
04.04 — 21.04 Avec / with Grada Kilomba andPaulo NazarethLes événements / events*:26.02 Conférence de / talk by Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck
07.03 Conférence de / talk by Luis Camnitzer
12.04 Grada Kilomba en conversation avec / in conversationwith Paul Goodwin
*Tous les événements liés à l’exposition auront lieu à 19h au bureau de KADIST. / All associated events will take place at 7 pm, at the KADIST office.

VISIT KADIST, PARIS 19bis/21 rue des Trois Frères 75018 +33 1 42 51 83 49

04.02.2019 | por martalanca | Affective Utopia, Alfredo Jaar, ângela ferreira, Bruno Leitão, Filip De Boeck, Grada kilomba, HANGAR, KADIST, kiluanji kia henda, Luis Camnitzer, Monica de Miranda, Paulo Nazareth, Reynier Leyva Novo, Sammy Baloji

Ângela Ferreira, Pan African Unity Mural

Opening 16 November | 5 - 9 pm  Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden 
“Director Katarina welcomes you to the exhibition at 7 pm followed by a conversation between Ângela Ferreira and museum curator Anders Jansson. The exhibition is inaugurated by vice-chancellor Hans Adolfsson, Umea University. The bar is open 5 - 9 pm. Guest DJ: Jakob Algesten. 


What is a home, and what does belonging mean for a person who is constantly on the move? Ângela Ferreira references South African singer Miriam Makeba and the US fugitive George Wright, interweaving their life stories with her own. The title of the exhibition, Pan African Unity Mural, refers to a mural which Ângela Ferreira created together with thirteen other artists in 1986-87 in Cape Town, South Africa, in protest against the apartheid regime.
Lisbon based artist Ângela Ferreira (b. 1958), Mozambique) is interested in post-colonial issues and how architecture and built environments bear traces of history, politics and ideology. In Pan African Unity Mural, the artists first solo exhibition in Scandinavia, she presents sculptures and murals in different spaces inside Bildmuseet. The exhibition is produced by Bildmuseet in collaboration with MAAT in Lisbon, and runs until 14 April 2019.”
More information: 
http://www.bildmuseet.umu.se/en/exhibition/angela-ferreira/31712

13.11.2018 | por martalanca | ângela ferreira

ÂNGELA FERREIRA | Underground Cinemas & Towering Radios

21 Julho :: 18h30 - Inauguração

Underground Cinemas & Towering Radios reúne um conjunto de obras através das quais Ângela Ferreira (Moçambique, 1958) tem investigado, celebrado e problematizado as utopias descolonizadoras e revolucionárias do período eufórico de construção nacional em Moçambique, entre a independência em 1975 e o início da guerra civil em 1977. Na linha do pensamento de Frantz Fanon, Amílcar Cabral e Samora Machel, Ferreira examina o papel da cultura, nomeadamente do cinema e da rádio, na construção da nação e nas dinâmicas de colaboração internacionalista, em contexto de Guerra Fria e de luta anti-apartheid na África do Sul. Presta homenagem a este momento histórico através de uma prática investigativa e arquivística que recorre à escultura, ao vídeo, ao som, à fotografia, à serigrafia e ao desenho para revelar imagens e sons deste período que permanecem frequentemente esquecidos. As homenagens de Ferreira sob a forma de modelos e estudos para monumentos, normalmente incluindo várias versões, retêm uma qualidade de incompletude, abertura, mobilidade e desejo – mesmo quando se trata de instalações de grandes dimensões que passaram da experimentação do desenho e da maquete ao acabamento da escultura final. Estes arquivos e cartografias de revolução são monumentos em revolução (incompleta). A utopia moçambicana do período pós-independência, os seus esforços comunitários, internacionalistas e de bases para descolonizar a produção e a distribuição de imagens, e o impacto das suas ondas (de rádio) na luta anti-apartheid regressam dos seus futuros passados para indagar o presente. 

 

Underground Cinemas and Towering Radios gathers a set of works by means of which Ângela Ferreira (Mozambique, 1958) has been investigating, celebrating and problematizing the decolonizing and revolutionary utopias of the euphoric period of nation building in Mozambique, between the independence in 1975 and the beginning of the civil war in 1977. In line with the theories of Frantz Fanon, Amílcar Cabral and Samora Machel, Ferreira examines the role of culture, notably of cinema and radio, in the nation-building process and in the dynamics of internationalist collaboration, in a context of Cold War and of anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. She pays homage to this historical moment by means of an investigative and archival practice undertaken through sculpture, video, sound, photography, serigraphy and drawing, in order to reveal images and sounds from this period, which often remain forgotten. Ferreira’s homages in the form of models and studies for monuments, usually including several versions, retain a quality of incompletion, openness, mobility and desire – even in the case of large installations, which have moved from the experimentation of drawings and maquetes towards the finish of the final sculpture. These archives and cartographies of revolution are monuments in (incomplete) revolution. The Mozambican post-independence utopia, its internationalist and grassroots communal efforts of decolonizing image production and distribution, and the impact of its (radio) waves on the anti-apartheid struggle return from their past futures to pose questions about (and to) the present.

 

13.07.2016 | por martalanca | ângela ferreira

Correspondência # 3 _ Manuel dos Santos Maia + Ângela Ferreira na Arte Contempo - LISBOA

 

Correspondência # 3 (Ângela Ferreira + Manuel dos Santos Maia)Arte Contempo / Rua dos Navegantes, 46-A 1200-732 LisboaDe 5ª feira a Sábado, entre as 14h30 e as 19h30 A Arte Contempo tem vindo a albergar o ciclo de exposições CORRESPONDÊNCIA.Desenvolvendo-se a partir de encontros desencadeados entre pares de artistas, de gerações distintas, com fortes afinidades formais, de pesquisa, ou de intenções. Não há uma equação de exposição pré-definida: cada encontro, implementado por uma terceira figura (a curadoria), desenvolver-se-á sob a influência de várias tomadas de vista: de identificação, de aproximação, de confluência, de conflito, etc. Uma exposição pode resultar em duas exposições individuais; uma exposição em que não se definem áreas autorais; uma exposição com obras criadas especificamente para o contexto; uma única obra concebida em conjunto; etc.Um projecto curatorial de Filipa Valladares e Maria do Mar Fazenda.

 

23.02.2011 | por martalanca | ângela ferreira